Travel Registered Nurse | San Jose, California | PICU | 2021
EXT-Travel-PICU (645) / 11P-11A/ 13 weeks
Pediatric ICU Travel Nurses
Pediatric ICU travel nurses are in high demand. Being a pediatric ICU nurse involves a different skillset and education focus. Their patients are little humans at varying stages of life, all still growing. Diagnoses, treatments, and technology and equipment are all different for pediatric patients than adults. Additionally, the rapport a pediatric ICU travel RN must develop with their patients may require different communication styles and discretion.
Our advancements in medicine over the years have a direct link to the rise in demand for pediatric ICU nurses to rise. Babies and children are surviving traumatic events and chronic illnesses that were previously not survivable. This is wonderful for children and their families who receive serious diagnoses. It also means the demand for pediatric ICU nurses will to continue to be high. In part because while the survival rate has increased, recovery, rehabilitation, and treatments when the disease is chronic require vigilant and at times complex care. Pediatric ICU nurses have specialized to care for children who have complex, chronic illnesses such as but not limited to:
- single or multiple organ failure
- neurological deterioration
They also care for children who are in recovery following:
- organ transplant
- neurological surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- cardiac surgery
It is not enough to simply love working with children (although that trait is helpful). The dedication to detail, the continued learning about the complex medical issues and their treatments require commitment and determination. A pediatric ICU travel nurse will not only develop rapport with their patients, but their families as well. They are expected to offer support, guidance, and resource referrals when appropriate to the families of their critically ill patients.
Critical Care Registered Nurse Pediatric (CCRN-P) certification may provide you access to higher paying travel nurse positions in this specialty as well. You will need to be able to monitor, assess, and prioritize the care required for your pediatric patients. Your rapport with the families will assist you in serving as a liaison between the physician and family.
Travel nurses working in pediatric ICU find that this specialty offers them a wide range of opportunities on the big beautiful geographical map of our nation. If you've always wanted to explore our national forests, learn to surf, go snowboarding on a Saturday, or experience nightlife in Las Vegas; specializing as a pediatric ICU registered nurse could be the right path for you.
Job Skills / Requirements
- Valid BLS and PALS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a PICU RN in a hospital setting
Pediatric ICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Working with pediatric patients who are in a critical state of health is a huge responsibility. To work as a travel nurse in this specialty requires a nurse to have a lot of experience in PICU. As such, the salary for PICU nurses is substantial, and typically higher than the salary of an entry-level travel nurse.
Pediatric ICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as a PICU travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in California
Ready to hit the west coast? If you have considered becoming a travel nurse, or if you are already a travel nurse, then chances are you have already looked at or taken travel nursing jobs in California.
Why? There are two major benefits that draw so many nurses to this state. The first is the fact that California’s travel nurse pay is exceptional. The other major draw to this sunny state is the fact that they have mandatory staffing ratios, which creates a huge need for nurses and facilitates rapid licensing and contributes to the reason that it is a compact nursing state.
Because California is such a large state, you can tailor your experience to the region you select. Go to Southern California if you are after the sun and surf. If that’s not your thing, check out Northern California where you will explore vineyards and incredible views. With this type of diversity comes a huge variety of activities for California travel nurses, including hiking trails, restaurants, theaters, concerts, water sports, amusement parks, shopping venues, and music festivals. What fun, right?
Are you the artistic type? Then you might want to find a travel nursing job in the San Francisco area where you will find the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Symphony, the Pantages Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl. If you’re looking for a place to rock climb, hike, and camp, you need to visit Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Mono Lake.
Attractions are literally endless throughout the entire state. Travel nurses in San Diego can go to SeaWorld or the famous San Diego Zoo. Are you a complete adrenaline junkie? If so, California is home to many different amusement parks, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Disneyland. California travel nurses who are into wining and dining should check out the vineyards in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey. You can find various climates throughout the state with warm shores of San Diego, Palm Springs has an arid desert, and in Sacramento, you will find an enjoyable misty breeze.
If you’re a history buff, you need to check out the Alcatraz prison, which was home to some notorious criminals such as Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Los Angeles has the impressive Getty Center that is a must-see for art lovers and beach lovers will be able to find this luxury nearly anywhere in the state. Hit up Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier to satisfy your eclectic tastes while you’re working in the “Golden State”.
When you take a travel healthcare job in California, you can delight in the fact that you are going to be compensated very well. California has about the highest cost of living across the nation, and when you’re a travel nurse in Cali, you benefit from these high pay rates coupled with free private housing, which means you bank more bucks! Not only are the pay rates in this state attractive, but the lifestyle is also the best in the country, which is why so many nurses who take travel nursing assignments in California ended up coming back again and again.
Resources for California Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in California, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the California Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of California.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements